What is the relationship between racism and capitalism? How does imperialism impact racism, at the levels of the state and in everyday life? The left often talk about racism as a tool to divide a multiethnic working class, but can this explain the sheer pervasiveness and depth of racism in society? Professor Deepa Kumar discusses the dynamics of contemporary racism. This is a must attend event for progressives who want to understand how racism works, and how to fight it.
Bio: Deepa Kumar is a professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, where she was also the past president of the faculty union, AFT-AAUP. She is the author of many articles and books including Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire.